The Molkenkur is a viewpoint, funicular railway stop, and hotel restaurant.
The Molkenkur Hotel-Restaurant-Café, now located there, offers food and drink with a view over the castle and the old town.
The easiest way to reach the Molkenkur is by funicular railway.
The Molkenkur was the site of Heidelberg's first castle. If you leave the station area of the mountain railroads bypassing the building on the right under the bridge of the King’s Seat funicular railway, you will reach the road (Molkenkurweg). On the right, you will find the castle moat, which is about 800 years old. Unfortunately, there are only a few remains of the walls (above the moat). On the terrace on the valley side, you can enjoy the majestic view.
The Molkenkur is a good starting point for hikes and walks. There are many paths to the castle, including the Friesenweg, named after Ernst Fries (painter of the Romantic period).